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Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar  Natural 

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Hone in on a great guitar-playing experience with the clear, balanced tone and great intonation provided by the Taylor 214ce Grand Auditorium. With its solid spruce top, layered rosewood back and sides, sapele back and ebony fretboard, it's got just the right combo of tonewoods for rock-solid sound and traditional good looks.

A Venetian cutaway makes it easier to access all frets while Taylor's ES2 pickup/preamp system helps you achieve an accurate transfer of your playing to your favorite acoustic amp. Other appointments include a tortoise pickguard, die-cast chrome tuners, a three-ring rosette, and a NuBone nut with Tusq saddle as well as Expression System 2 electronics.

Grand Auditorium
Taylor's most popular and versatile body shape, the mid-size Grand Auditorium arrived in 1994 bearing refined proportions that fell between a Dreadnought and Grand Concert. While the bigger Dreadnought was traditionally considered a flatpicker' guitar and the smaller Grand Concert catered to fingerstylists, the GA was designed to deliver on both fronts. The shape produced an original acoustic voice that was big enough to handle medium-strength picking and strumming, yet with impressive balance across the tonal spectrum, especially in the midrange, producing clear, well-defined notes that suited both strumming and fingerstyle playing.

The GA' overall presence tracks well with other instruments both in a studio mix and on stage, and singer-songwriters have embraced its utility both for composing and traveling with one guitar. Many people want a single guitar that can cover a variety of styles, which is why the GA continues to be Taylor's best-selling shape. If you want a great all-purpose guitar, the multi-dimensional GA won™t let you down.

Layered Rosewood
Like layered sapele, layered rosewood features an all-wood laminated construction, in this case with interior and exterior layers of beautiful Indian rosewood veneer separated by a middle core layer of poplar. Though the tonal properties of layered wood aren™t as complex as solid wood, the construction method enables us to conserve tonewood resources and offer attractive, durable instruments at a more inviting price. A solid spruce top and Taylor craftsmanship ensure a clear, balanced tonal response.

Expression System 2 Electronics
The Taylor Expression System 2 (ES2) is a revolutionary pickup design that delivers the latest in Taylor' ongoing innovation in acoustic guitar amplification. The heart of the Expression System 2 is Taylor' proprietary behind-the-saddle pickup, which features three uniquely positioned and individually calibrated pickup sensors. The location of the sensors enables a more dynamic range of acoustic sound to be captured than ever before. Together with Taylor' custom-designed œprofessional audio-grade preamp, this system produces exceptional amplified tone and responsiveness. On stage through a PA, plugged into your favorite acoustic amplifier, or direct into recording software, the Expression System 2 faithfully conveys the voice of your Taylor guitar.

A solid, versatile hybrid with tried-and-true Taylor construction and touches.

FEATURES
  • Body
  • Body type: Grand Auditorium
  • Cutaway: Single cutaway
  • Top wood: Solid spruce
  • Back & sides: Layered Rosewood
  • Bracing pattern: Forward shifted pattern
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Not specified
  • Nut width: 1.69" (43mm)
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Neck wood: Sapele
  • Scale length: 25.5"
  • Number of frets: 20
  • Neck finish: Satin
  • Electronics
  • Pickup/preamp: Yes
  • Brand: Taylor
  • Configuration: Undersaddle piezo
  • Preamp EQ: 2-band
  • Feedback filter: Phase
  • Tuner: No
  • Other
  • Headstock overlay: Indian Rosewood
  • Tuning machines: Die-cast chrome
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Saddle & nut: Micarta/Tusq
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickup System
  • Case: Hardshell bag
  • Accessories: Info not available
  • Country of origin: Mexico

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Taylor200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar
 
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5.0

Great Acoustic

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from Catonsville, MD

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Stays In Tune

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Recording
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

    I've had the 214ce for maybe two or three years now. I play it all of the time and have really had a chance to live with it for a while and really get to know it, inside and out.

    I thought it was nice when I first bought it, just not phenomenal. It seemed just a tiny bit harsh in tone when it was new. It's a very loud guitar; it cuts through the surrounding chatter and projects quite nicely, but if you're not careful you can overpower the people you're playing with. It also seemed tougher to fret than it "should" feel (if that makes any sense), but I liked it enough to hope it would mellow with a little set-up and age.

    Later during one of my string changes, I decided to move to a custom gauge set of Elixir strings where a couple of the strings are just a bit lighter than the set that it leaves the factory with, and I found that this made all the difference in the world! The exact set specs escape me right now, but you get the point. The guitar is now much easier to fret, and the tone, which has always been nicely balanced, completely lost the bit of harshness it had. It's also benefitted I think from a few years of being played, it's really beginning to warm up. It still sounds like a Taylor, but the years are being kind to it for sure.

    I also like the shape of the neck a lot, and the cutaway, which is actually useful. The intonation is good, and the tuners, while not perfect, are certainly adequate. To me it's a beautiful guitar - not a lot of whistles and bells going on here, just a simple, honest nice-looking and sounding instrument.

    I guess where I'm going with this is that I find myself loving it more each time I play it... I've been pleasantly surprised by how it's coming around. A grand can certainly be a lot of money, but unfortunately for an acoustic these days it's barely clearing the hurdle for a student instrument.

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    5.0

    Amazing Value

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    from Houston, TX

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    Pros

    • Fun To Play
    • Good Feel
    • Rich Sound
    • Stays In Tune

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming
      • Practicing
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Taylor 200 Series 214ce Grand Auditorium Acoustic-Electric Guitar:

      Amazing value for the money. This guitar sounds every bit as good as some competitors that are 3 or 4 times as expensive. The satin finish around the sides and back gives it a great feel. Neck is very comfortable to play and the cutaway gives easy access to the upper frets. I was looking into Martin's and Gibson's but ultimately went with this one instead. Play one for yourself and you will be amazed at the sound quality for a laminate sides/back constructed guitar. Huge sound when played acoustically and the Taylor proprietary electronics sound great when plugged in. Can't say enough good things about this guitar.

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